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You’d have thought we’d all have had enough of volcanoes just recently, wouldn’t you?  But it seems I just can’t help myself!  I’m now weaving them!  Yesterday it was dunes and waves, today it’s volcanoes! 

I was watching The Wonders of the Solar System on BBC iplayer last night – The Thin Blue Line episode – and I was struck time again by the textures of both volcanoes and their inverted form, craters.  The creasing, pleating and puckering on the side walls, the pinnacle or central depression. 

I looked back through some textural weaving samples I’ve done previously, and decided I could adapt them into volcanoes, so that’s my challenge for the day.  If successful, I’ll show them alongside the dunes and waves in my lectures in Complex Weavers seminars and Convergence, the Handweavers Guild of America’s biennial conference, at Albequerque this July.  If they’re not successful, I’ll try again with a different technique!!

 Nature is just wonderful for inspiration – as is the BBC!  And National Geographic, and Discovery Channel….  It’s amazing any work gets done with all this beauty around us.  All we have to do is look.

And then work out a way to weave it!